Kuwait says it wants Rafale jets, awaiting terms PARIS, Oct 21 (Reuters) - Kuwait is hoping to buy advanced Rafale combat jets from France and is awaiting terms from Paris, Kuwaiti Defence Minister Sheikh Jaber al-Hamad al-Sabah said on Wednesday. 'Obviously we would be proud to have the Rafale in the heart of our armed forces in Kuwait,' Sheikh Jaber told reporters after a meeting with his French counterpart Herve Morin in the French capital. 'We hope to see the terms for this soon.' The Rafale, Dassault Aviation's newest multirole combat aircraft, has been a flagship programme for France's arms industry but is still seeking export buyers, despite major efforts by French authorities. 'It is true that we hope to have the Rafale in our air force,' Sheikh Jaber said, adding that Kuwait was also interested in other items of French military hardware, from helicopters to naval systems. More at: http://www.forbes.com/feeds/afx/2009/10/21/afx7027405.html Apparently, Kuwait would be interested in procuring between 14 and 28 Rafale.